Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force, speaks to the constitutionality of the individual mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act.
Hoover fellow Epstein discusses the Libertarian Chronicles, the IRS, and Obamacare on the John Batchelor Show
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of its Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force, weighs in on the IRS scandal and the unraveling of Obamacare.
Nobel prize winner Gary Becker gave an interview to Peter Robinson last week, published in the Wall Street Journal. Becker, 79, is a founder of the Chicago school of economics (with Milton Friedman). His views are always important and you should read the interview.
Epstein discusses Florida v. Department of Health and Human Services and National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force, discusses whether Congress can lawfully withhold federal Medicaid funds from states that do not comply with the requirements of the Affordable Care Act or whether this amounts to unlawful coercion.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of its Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force, points out the problems associated with implementing the Affordable Care Act.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University Law School, and John Yoo, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley law school, examine the merits of various constitutional arguments for the Supreme Court’s striking down Obamacare.
This past Saturday, Mitch Daniels, the Republican governor of Indiana, delivered a commencement address at Butler University...
Can his health care legislation get 60 votes? . . .
Peter Suderman of Reason magazine has an excellent article in Politico on just how bad the Congressional Republicans have been at coming up with an alternative to ObamaCare.
“A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.” —socialist playwright George Bernard Shaw America is indisputably the greatest, most prosperous nation in history. Only a nation as wealthy and secure as the U.S. could afford to indulge the lunacy, greed, and unbridled infantilism we are witnessing today.
Peter Wallison has a worthy OpEd in the WSJ, "Forbearance." Continuing my earlier thoughts on the financial response here and here, I don't think he goes far enough.
We are fighting a war. The aggressor is invisible, but the effects are the same: a ravaged economy, physical, social and emotional harm to our loved ones and a threat to our way of life. We must mobilize now to win this war.
Peter Robinson and Stephen Kotkin discuss Trump’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, Kotkin’s thoughts on the Chinese leadership class and the advantages they may seek to exploit, and which country—China or the United States—will come to represent the more successful or compelling model to other nations.
Don't thank Republicans, business leaders or the media for saving the U.S. . . .
Reporting on the agreement last week to close the state budget gap here in California, The New York Times adopted a tone of gloom and despair...
Mitt Romney appears to have changed his mind once again about the statewide health care program he enacted as governor of Massachusetts...
Paul Rahe, a professor at Hillsdale College, believes the country is going to hell in a hand basket. . . .
President Obama, the press, all the Democrats and a fair number of the Republicans in Congress share the same assumption about health care...
Following my last post, the SIR model has been completely and totally wrong. Answers follow from assumptions. It assumes a constant reproduction rate, and the virus peters out when sick people run in to recovered and immune people. That's not what's happening -- people responded by lowering the contact rate, long before we ran in to herd immunity.